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Make a place for chaplains in your disaster prep plan

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October 1, 2009

In the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), there is not a specific job action sheet for chaplains. But the position is referenced in several places, and chaplains become valuable players when disasters hit.
For example, chaplains help the mental health unit ease patient and staff member stress brought on by disaster trauma—as Julie Greig, Dominican Sister and hospital chaplain for Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston did during Hurricane Ike in 2008.

In the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), there is not a specific job action sheet for chaplains. But the position is referenced in several places, and chaplains become valuable players when disasters hit.



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